Jeffrey Bandar

Jeffrey BandarAssistant Professor
Office: Chemistry Research Building 315
Phone: 970-495-2432
Education: Ph.D., Columbia University

From the discovery of new medicines to the development of sustainable energy technologies, many enterprises remain crucial for the advancement of modern society. Central to addressing these challenges is the need for precise control over chemical reactions. The Bandar Group explores creative modes of molecular activation that lead to general strategies for promoting, controlling and utilizing chemical reactivity. For example, we are interested in giving chemists exquisite control over proton transfer events by developing new reagents, reactions and catalytic paradigms. We are dedicated to advancing chemists’ ability to efficiently access chemical structures of broad importance. By pursuing processes featuring high practicality, selectivity and efficiency, we hope that these developments will find widespread use across the scientific community.

Selected Publications

Bandar, J. S.; Ascic, E.; Buchwald, S. L. “Enantioselective CuH-Catalyzed Reductive Coupling of Aryl Alkenes and Activated Carboxylic Acids” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 5821-5824.

Bandar, J. S.; Pirnot, M. T.; Buchwald, S. L. “Mechanistic Studies Lead to Dramatically Improved Reaction Conditions for the Cu-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydroamination of Olefins” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 14812-14818.

Bandar, J. S.; Sauer, G. S.; Wulff, W. D.; Lambert, T. H.; Vetticatt, M. J. “Transition State Analysis of Enantioselective Base Catalysis by Chiral Cyclopropenimines” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 10700-10707.

Bandar, J. S.; Lambert, T. H. “Cyclopropenimine-Catalyzed Enantioselective Mannich Reactions of t-Butyl Glycinates with N-Boc-Imines” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 11799-11802.

Bandar, J. S.; Lambert, T. H. “Enantioselective Brønsted Base Catalysis with Chiral Cyclopropenimines” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 5552-5555.